Gardaí search for four-man gang who held teenager at gunpoint

Gardaí believe four men were involved in the kidnapping at gunpoint of an 18-year-old teenager in county Louth last night.

The youth had arranged to meet a man at a local car park to discuss selling a car when instead he was met by two men, one with a gun, and bundled into a car.

He was taken to a disused farm yard near Termonfeckin where two other men were waiting and he was kept there for a number of hours.

The youth was then brought back to his family home by the men who assaulted his father and brother.

Gardaí said the men left with a small amount of cash and the car, an Audi, was found burnt out in the area a short time later.

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